Gardening

Our garden education programs teach community members to grow food from seed and prioritize fresh produce as a part of a budget-friendly and healthy way to build self-sufficiency.

Participants can obtain free produce, learn new gardening and urban farming skills, work outside and meet community members.

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Seed to Supper

This free beginning gardening course teaches participants the tools they need to start a garden and grow their own food on a budget. A joint program of Oregon Food Bank and OSU Extension Service, Seed to Supper is offered throughout Oregon and Clark County, WA.

For more information please contact Devin Dinihanian at 971-230-1666 or ddinihanian@oregonfoodbank.org​.

Course topics:

  • Garden site and soil development
  • Garden planning
  • Planting a garden
  • Caring for a growing garden
  • Harvesting and using garden bounty

Curriculum:
Download a free version of our Seed to Supper curriculum.

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  • Interested in taking a Seed to Supper class?
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Learning Gardens

Beginning and experienced gardeners work together to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables and learn new gardening skills during their Dig In! shift at one of Oregon Food Bank’s Learning Gardens. Everyone is invited to share in the harvest.

Sign up: Portland Dig in!
Sign up: Beaverton Dig in!

Unity Farm

Oregon Food Bank’s Unity Farm offers urban agriculture training opportunities in partnership with Mudbone Grown. Together we are providing culturally-appropriate, hands-on education, training and capacity building to empower communities of color in growing fresh healthy food. The farm is the training site for the 2018 Beginning Farmer Training Program for People of Color.